Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ordinary and extraordinary

Dear Lindy,

Today was a typical busy Saturday. When I think about it, there wasn't one thing extraordinary for us. We ate at home, ran errands, played, read books, you watched Cinderella, and Mommy and Daddy tried to tackle the never-ending "To-Do" list. Some would call it a boring day. We call it a day in the life.

Two years ago today was not at all a boring day for us. It was the day we boarded a plane to go to China to bring you home. I remember being so excited I couldn't sleep, read, or watch the in-flight movies. That made for a VERY long trip. Poor Daddy was in the middle seat sitting next to a drunk guy who was causing trouble. He had an even LONGER trip.

There are days that are so ordinary, they just kind of blend into the next day and really aren't too memorable. March 29, 2008 is definitely one of them! Then there are extraordinary days you want to hang onto forever and remember every detail of them. March 29, 2006 and the days following are definitely those types of days!

This week we will celebrate you being our daughter for two years. I look forward to celebrating the memories we've created and can't wait to see what the future holds for us.



Kate said...

What a heartfelt reminder about how the oridnary really is quite extraordinary. What a special day for you to remember. Those were some pretty exciting times. Little did we know that the best was yet to come. I loved looking back at the first pictures of you with Lindy. She was such a tiny little girl!! Beautiful and so very special!

Heather said...

WOOOHOO (classy huh?)for the extraordinary days! Oh how I wish I'd known you, been there on your journey, but hey, here's a chance for me to live it again with you! Thanks for affording me that selfish indulgence.

For the record, the ordinary days are really special too!:)

Miss Lindy, Aunt Heather, EM and Hannah love you to pieces and wait for the day when we share the same space and get to love on you as we'd like!

Love to you, Osborn family,

Linette said...'ve got me all teary-eyed over here! I'm sure it's hard to believe sweet Lindy has been in your lives for 2 years. Can't wait to hear about all your sweet memories of this week! :)

MississippiZen said...

Congrats on your upcoming anniversary! It is hard to believe that it has been TWO years since our beautiful daughters became part of our lives! I still remember those tense yahoo group discussions wondering IF we would EVER get to China :)

Enjoy your week and your EXTRAORDINARY daughter.


sheryl said...


I hope this week is filled with lots more extraordinary ordinary moments for you and sweet Lindy. I can't wait to read more!


Jill said...

That is such a sweet letter. Have a wonderful 2 year celebration!

mommy24treasures said...

Every day is special. I love the title of your post. Lindy is extrordinary. She is a miracle.
Enjoy your memories...

Sheri said...

What a wonderful trip down memory lane you are going to have this week. I can't wait to tag along with you!

The Oswalds said...

Such sweet memories. Thank God for the ordinary days so we can more easily recognize the extraordinary in the extraordinary days!


Sandy said...

I hope you don't mind if I comment. My name is Sandy Jensen and I stumbled unto your blog and am so touched. We are adopting from China and are at the point where we just sit and wait. I LOVED reading your blog and cannot wait to bring home our own little angel! Thanks for your touching words!